This Photo From Comic-Con Reminds Us That Marvel Isn't All About The Boys

That's some serious girl power.

When you think of Marvel, images of Captain America or Iron Man may come to mind. But as we were reminded at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, superhero movies are anything but a boys' club.

After Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson was officially announced as the new Captain Marvel, she posed with several other ladies from the Marvel universe, some returning and some new, for a photo that screams girl power.


In addition to Brie, the photo depicts (from left to right) Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Elizabeth Debicki, Danai Gurira, Tilda Swinton, Zoe Saldana, Lupita Nyong'o, Rachel McAdams, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff. 

They represent the upcoming movies Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

There are of course plenty of other kick-ass Marvel ladies who weren't present for the photo, most notably Scarlett Johansson, also known as Black Widow of the Avengers.

Lupita Nyong'o shared another angle of the group on Instagram, captioning it "Bad-Ass Women #MarvelMamas."

Marvel wasn't the only superhero universe putting women front and center for the annual event. Warner Bros. also premiered the first trailer for DC's Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot in the title role. It's the first solo female superhero movie in quite some time, with Marvel still dragging their feet.

Hopefully both studios will continue populating their movies with even more awesome women, not to mention giving them more leading roles. 

Given that more than half of moviegoers are female, it's safe to say they'll have an audience.

(H/T: Refinery29)


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